Britain's duty to the Black Sea

27 November 2021 4:00 am

With Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s borders, the Black Sea is looking choppy. While that may seem to have little…

Macron's ambitions have been torpedoed by Aukus

17 September 2021 6:50 am

Today France is outraged. First, explicitly because Australia has broken a large contract to have a French company design their…

The real reason Putin targeted HMS Defender

24 June 2021 3:57 pm

When military personnel talk of ‘theatres’ they mean a zone of conflict. Moscow seems to take the term increasingly literally,…

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What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

30 April 2020 5:39 am

American alliances and security commitments tend to live on long after the world has changed. Many of our far flung…

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Geopolitical jockeying in a time of pandemic

8 April 2020 1:18 am

You might think a global pandemic and the worst crisis since World War Two would lead to a welcome, if…

What Britain will lose if Scotland goes

5 July 2014 9:00 am

If Scotland votes for independence, Britain will be left weaker than anyone yet realises